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5:05 AM ET, December 4, 2010

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Nikki Usher / Nieman Journalism Lab:
Why WikiLeaks' latest document dump makes everyone in journalism — and the public — a winner  —  For some, WikiLeaks' recent dump of diplomatic cables seems to make an excellent case for why traditional journalism still matters.  Others, however, suggest that the widespread condemnation …
Discussion: Guardian
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Foster Kamer / Runnin' Scared:
A Very Special Announcement: Changes at The Village Voice  —  ​Hello Runnin' Scared readers!  We have a special programming announcement for you all!  Are you ready?  You look ready.  Here we go:  —  Effective, like, the first week in January, Joe Coscarelli - our indomitable …
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David Saleh Rauf / American Journalism Review:
Dispatches from the Last Frontier  —  An aggressive Web site covers Alaska and searches for profitability.  —  David Saleh Rauf (drauf@ajr.umd.edu) is an AJR editorial assistant  —  As the Deepwater Horizon rig began gushing oil into the Gulf of Mexico in late April …
Discussion: Poynter
Peter Kafka / MediaMemo:
Apple, Publishers Still Miles Apart on iTunes Subscriptions  —  Magazine publishers used to salivate over the iPad.  Now they're a lot more reserved.  They make hopeful noises about Google's Android tablets instead.  —  That's because Apple and the publishing industry haven't been able …
Hamilton Nolan / Gawker:
Tim Arango Is Next NYT Baghdad Bureau Chief  —  In your jobby Friday media column: Rebecca Dana to Newsweek, Foster Kamer to Esquire, Tim Arango to Baghdad, and Barry Diller to the easy life.  And, Emily Brill.  — We hear that veteran-but-still-young former media reporter Tim Arango …
Discussion: Talking Biz News
Jeff Bercovici / Mixed Media:
Times of London Paywall Paying Off Already!  *  —  News Corp.'s Jon Miller.  Image by Getty Images Europe via @daylife  —  The Times of London has lost a huge volume of its web traffic since erecting a restrictive paywall around its site in July, and converted only 14 percent of its web readers …
Beet.TV:
Roku Readies Pay-Per-View System for Small Publishers  —  While Netflix, the MLB.com and Amazon have sophisticated payment systems in place on the Roku platform, smaller publishers have few options to generate subscription or pay-per-view payments.  —  Beginning early next year …
Discussion: GigaOM
Justin Ellis / Nieman Journalism Lab:
INMA Transformation of Media Summit: Bundling, or how and when to get readers to pay for content  —  It was early in the morning when John Paton, CEO of of the Journal Register Company, had a curious statement for the assembled audience at the INMA Transformation of Media Summit Thursday here in Cambridge.
Discussion: NetNewsCheck Latest
Dylan Stableford / The Wrap:
Viacom Files Appeal in $1B Copyright Suit Against Google, YouTube  —  As promised, Viacom filed an appeal in its $1 billion copyright case against Google and YouTube on Friday, asking a federal appeals court in New York on Friday to reverse a lower court's decision that sided with the search giant.
Virginia Heffernan / New York Times:
Music by Numbers  —  In 1997, when Garry Kasparov, the great Russian chess champion, resigned the sixth and final game of his match with Deep Blue, the I.B.M. computer, he crumpled.  He couldn't conceal his despair.  No opponent had ever beaten him in a match before, and this one didn't even have a heartbeat.
Bill Carter / Media Decoder:
Ben Sherwood Named President of ABC News  —  7:34 p.m. |  Updated ABC announced on Friday that it had appointed Ben Sherwood, a former executive producer of its “Good Morning America” program, as the next president of its news division.  —  He will succeed David Westin …
Andy Serwer / Fortune:
Diller on leaving the top spot at IAC: “The company wasn't being managed correctly”  —  FORTUNE — Barry Diller it seems has been pondering the future lately.  Today he took action.  —  Every summer Diller takes some time off to do a deep think.  “I call it my summer project,” he says in an interview with Fortune.
 
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Dan Mangan / New York Post:
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Paul Farhi / Washington Post:
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Robert Andrews / paidContent:
Local Media May Have Blown Another Online Ads Opportunity
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Joe Pompeo / Yahoo! News:
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Emily Brill / CJR:
Disclose This  —  The press should treat big tech companies like Big Pharma
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Robert Scoble / Scobleizer:
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